Well, I finally went to the doctor after a wedding season worth of foot pain. He diagnosing me with sesamoiditis, a word that basically means, “your toe hurts.” I don’t know what caused it because I actually qualify for all of the causes – high intensity repetitive workouts, wearing high heals, and boney feet. After a shot of cortisone, he sent me home with purple wrap and a bag of frozen peas. AND instructions to buy a pair of shoes that doesn’t bend. Shoes that I would usually consider UGLY.
Confession. I just bought a pair of “ugly shoes” for the sake of health.
I used to ride horses and Danskos were in style in the barn world. I’ve always wanted to buy a pair just for memory sake, but they’re not the most popular shoe in the world of fashion and style. But I am on a mission to make these things cute! And although I have a closet full of really cute shoes, I can’t wear any of them right now. My foot hasn’t healed or felt good in over 8 months, and this is just not ok for what I do. I’m on my feet for 8-12 hours on the average wedding day. And even on portrait shoots, I move around on my feet too much to justify wearing “unhealthy” shoes.
Before your roll your eyes, I was TOTALLY the girl who actually said, “I’d rather wear unsupportive shoes and have my feet hurt than wear ugly shoes and still have my feet hurt.” As a wedding photographer, no pair of shoes is going to protect you from sore feet. So, be cute with sore feet, right? My heart still agrees with this. My feet and brain [and my doctor] totally disagree. So, I’m starting a new campaign inside myself. Make Danskos Cool. We’ll see how this goes, but here is my attempt so far…
Photos shot by Annamarie Akins Photography, edited by me. Thanks for helping me get these images, friend!